The former international of the Netherlands Wim Kieft, 58, gave his opinion in De Telegraaf about the ‘Orange’ and who should be his next coach, which is still unknown after the premature departure of Frank De Boer after his failure in the Eurocup, in which he fell into round of 16.
Many are the coaches who have come in to replace de Boer, such as Van Bronckhorst, Cocu or Peter Bosz. But the one that is playing the most is Van Gaal. “Everyone talks about Peter Bosz, but what has he achieved? Van Bronckhorst and Cocu are in the same style as De Boer. They have done well at Feyenoord and PSV in the Eredivisie, but they haven’t achieved anything internationally at their clubs in China and England, ”says Wim Kieft.
He also doesn’t like Ten Cate, noting that Al-Wahda’s coach “has been active in the desert for five years. He only had the responsibility in an Ajax that included Wesley Sneijder, Kenneth Perez, Jaap Stam, Edgar Davids and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and did not manage to be champion of the Netherlands ”.
According to Kieft, the KNVB (Dutch Federation) will automatically end up appointing Van Gaal. The former Ajax striker, among others, has his doubts about the former Manchester United and FC Barcelona coach, among others. “Without a doubt everyone will enjoy it, but next month he will be 70 years old and he has been enjoying tapas and Rioja for five years,” he said, referring to the five years he has been away from the benches since announcing his retirement in 2016.